Animal Welfare Party Announces Four Candidates for 2015 UK General Election

Animal Welfare Party Announces Four Candidates for 2015 UK General Election

Animal Welfare Party is delighted to announce today that four candidates will contest the 2015 UK General Election.

Details of AWP’s candidates and the constituencies being contested are listed below:

AWP Candidate for Kensington: Professor Andrew Knight BSc (Vet Biol), BVMS, CertAW, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), PhD, MRCVS, SFHEA

Professor Andrew Knight Animal Welfare Party Candidate Kensington2










Andrew Knight is a European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, and a Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics at the University of Winchester. An active animal advocate for over 20 years, Andrew has published extensively on animal issues within both academic and popular media. He is a keen supporter of socially responsible policies that make a positive difference in the lives of people and animals, and that safeguard biodiversity and preserve our environment. When off duty Andrew enjoys adventure sports such as mountaineering and he is increasingly addicted to salsa.


AWP Candidate for Holborn & St. Pancras: Vanessa Hudson

Vanessa Hudson Animal Welfare Party Leader and Candidate Holborn4











Leader of AWP since 2010, Vanessa believes that ending speciesism is one of the great moral imperatives of our time and that winning political representation for animals is a crucial step in achieving that goal. Vanessa enjoys working with other animal welfare parties from around the world and takes great encouragement from the successes some of them have already enjoyed at national and EU Parliament level.

A Producer / Director in the media industry by profession, Vanessa was born in Sheffield, and grew up in Nottinghamshire before moving to London by way of Hong Kong and Sydney. This year she celebrates her 20th year as a vegan.


AWP Candidate for Hackney North & Stoke Newington: Jon Homan

Jon Homan Animal Welfare Party Candidate Hackney North









Jon has served on Animal Welfare Party’s Committee of National Officers since 2013. He believes strongly in ending all animal cruelty and feels establishing a dedicated voice for animals in the political arena is essential. A trained astrophysicist, Jon is an IT Consultant by profession.Jon has two children and has lived in the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington for 15 years.


AWP Candidate for Putney: Guy Dessoy

Guy Dessoy Animal Welfare Party Candidate Putney2











Guy is a Chief Operations Officer in the Support Services sector. He is passionate about the health and welfare of all animal species and the natural environments that support us. Guy enjoys strengthening relationships with other animal parties around the world and is greatly encouraged by the recent growth of our network in Europe. In his free time, he loves to spend time outdoors and is a member of Vegan Runners UK.


The UK General Election takes place on 7th May 2015.

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"The Animal Welfare Party puts animal protection high on the political agenda. We offer policies than benefit people, animals and the environment. If you think it's time animals had dedicated representatives in the EU Parliament, please support us today". Vanessa Hudson, Leader, Animal Welfare Party

12 Comments on "Animal Welfare Party Announces Four Candidates for 2015 UK General Election"

  • Wishing all the very best to those AWP candidates who are standing this time around and I look forward to the day when we have someone also standing in Islington.

  • Janet Pickering says

    wish you had some candidates in the northeast of England! I would vote for you !

  • Trisha Leigh says

    Unfortunately we have no person out here in the sticks!! Epsom has Mr Grayling who supports FOX HUNTING.

    Choices are so limited it is sad.. I do wish you all the very best and will follow the voting..Long overdue and about time.. Best wishes

    Passionate Animal lover


  • Sharon Germain says

    The AWP is not running in our area. Which of the other political parties has, in your opinion, the most ethical animal welfare policies. It is the issue that will sway my vote, so your opinion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Patricia says

    Sending you our best wishes from ANIMAL PARTY CYPRUS. Welldone, candidates!!!!

  • Jillian Cody says

    Just gave Jon Homan my vote

  • LIN YU CHING says

    Dear Mr. Knight, I am a student of National Taiwan University in Asia, my major is animal science, I am very jumping and support to you of Party animal welfare to elections in the United Kingdom in 2015. Today, I want to discuss animal ethics as my graduation topic. After reading your paper The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments, I am very excited and agree with you so much. But, it is a difficulty tissue to talk about experimental animals care at educational institutions, such as 7 office of animal sciences university including National Taiwan University, the student are very rude and is not careful experimental animals, and I am incredible that I am a accomplice for many years. So, my graduation project is talking about how to oversee and check experimental animals care under the educational institutions, I want to know even in the regulatory norms, experimental animals must to be request that the reason is teaching application, how to take care their animal welfare. Finally, I also wish you success in 2015 elections, thank you.


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